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Faculty of Political Science
POLITICAL SCIENCES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS
Course unit
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
SPM1027130, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2011/12

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
POLITICAL SCIENCES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS
SP1421, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO DE STEFANI IUS/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses IUS/13 International Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 23/09/2013
End of activities 25/01/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The teaching subject is legal. Students are recommended to give International public law before doing this exam. A good command of English is also necessary, as some materials are only available in this language.
Target skills and knowledge: The course deals with the process of human rights internationalisation and covers both their legal recognition in general and conventional international law, and the development of a dedicated systems of human rights protection and promotion at the universal and regional levels. Special attention is paid to the adjudicative procedures (European and American Courts of human rights). An analysis of the EU human rights related norms and institutions is also included.
Examination methods: Oral examination.
Assessment criteria: Consideration will be paid to the following:
- class participation (only for those who attend classes);
- optional short papers (only for those who attend classes);
- oral presentation of a topic chosen by the student during the oral exam;
- answers given to questions in the oral exam concerning topics dealt with in the study materials.
Course unit contents: The programme is in three parts.

Part 1: Development and current setting of the international human rights law.
Part 2: Analysis of selected international and EU human rights instruments.
Part 3: Italy before the international human rights machinery.
Special part: Migration, refugees, and human rights.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching includes:
- lectures;
- seminars on selected topics (students are required to read in advance materials provided by the teacher and to actively participate to the discussion in class)
- analysis of international case law.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Textas and materials for seminars will be posted on the e-learning website of the SPGI Department.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Annuario italiano dei diritti umani, Annuario italiano dei diritti umani 2013. Venezia: Marsilio, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Antonio Papisca, Il Diritto della dignità umana. Riflessioni sulla globalizzazione dei diritti umani. Venezia: Marsilio, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Paolo De Stefani, Codice internazionale dei diritti umani. Padova: Cleup, 2009. I testi del Codice sono reperibili anche sul sito http://unipd-centrodirittiumani.it Cerca nel catalogo
  • Nowak - Januszewski - Hafstatter (eds), All human rights for all. Vienna Manual on Human Rights. Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • De Stefani, Il diritto di voto delle persone con disabilità: “overinclusiveness is better than underinclusiveness”. Padova - online: Centro diritti umani, Università di Padova, 2012. unipd-centrodirittiumani.it/it/pubblicazioni/Il-diritto-di-voto-delle-persone-con-disabilita-overinclusiveness-is-better-than-underinclusiveness/999
  • Opeskin - Perruchoud - Redpath-Cross, Foundations of International Migration Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Zanghì, La protezione internazionale dei diritti dell’uomo - nuova ed.. Torino: Giappichelli, 2013. (in corso di pubblicazione) Cerca nel catalogo